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Send Us Your Story of a Great Dad Hero!

Last year around this time, we asked you for the lowdown on a few remarkable dads and created a contest we call “Dad Heroes.” We received dozens of nominations from all over L.A., praising the virtues of stay-at-home dads, dads who worked all day but still found time to chair their school’s PTA, dads who soldiered on despite life-threatening illness, dads who cooked, cleaned, helped with homework, … Read Article

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Win a 3-Day Guest Pass to Steve & Kate’s Camp!

Voted as Best Summer Camp during our Best Of 2014 Reader Favorites competition, Steve & Kate’s Camp is offering an exclusive giveaway just for L.A. Parent readers! Enter to win a 3-Day Guest Pass (valued at $267) to Steve & Kate’s Camp this summer! Steve & Kate’s camp conforms to kids, not the other way around. Instead of a rigid structure, they give campers a choice and offer tools … Read Article

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Nonprofit Plants a New Summer Camp in L.A.

Kids can cook garden-inspired dishes and learn about composting and garden science at a new camp launching in L.A. this summer. The Garden School Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to creating interactive garden-based learning experiences for kids in underserved communities, is offering City Seedling summer camp Los Angeles at its 24th Street Elementary School garden. The program is an expansion … Read Article

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Families With Special Needs: Get the FriendMaker App For Free

If you wanted to start a conversation with someone you didn’t know, you might follow steps like these: Casually look over at the person. Use a prop. Look for a common interest. Make a reference to the common interest. Trade information about the common interest. Assess interest. Introduce yourself. Most people wouldn’t use a checklist for this, but for teens and young adults on … Read Article